Call for Papers: Identity and Transnational Mobility

Goethe University Frankfurt
Korean Studies at Goethe-University of Frankfurt invites proposals for presentations to be delivered at an international conference, “Identity and Transnational Mobility In and Out of Korea,” February 22-23, 2018. The conference will examine important socioeconomic aspects of transnational mobility in and out of Korea as well as the process in which overseas Koreans and migrants in South Korea gain agency and negotiate multiple identities.

Proposals are welcome for papers on all aspects of identity and transnational mobility in and out of Korea, including, but not limited to, transnational mobility/migration and belonging in historical and contemporary contexts, media consumption and ICTs in transnational migration, issues concerning migrants in South Korea, and Korean diaspora and ethnic return migration.

Prospective participants should submit a proposal including an abstract of three hundred words and a curriculum vitae and to Mi-Jeong Jo at and Professor Yonson Ahn at Proposals are due by August 20, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by September 24 and will be required to submit a full paper (5,500–7,000 words including bibliography and endnotes) by December 31, 2017.

Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication as part of an edited volume. The selected papers will be required to consider comments and discussion made during the conference and must be submitted by mid-April, 2018.

The conference is sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies, the Republic of Korea Ministry of Education, and Goethe-University of Frankfurt.

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Mi-Jeong Jo.

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